Thursday, 15 August 2013

The Beauty Fence - Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream


I am a big fan of multi-tasking products whether it be skincare or makeup and if we are talking about an international discovery then chances are I would be all over it. There is something about foreign things that I have always found so appealing and mysterious. 
The Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream had all the hallmarks of a product I would and should like.
It's a cult beauty item in Japan, it contains mostly "clean" ingredients and it has multi-moisturizing purposes. 
So why am I filing it under the "Beauty Fence" category? 
It's a really hard question to answer but ultimately what it came down to was the mere fact that I was just "unimpressed" by almost everything about Yu-Be.

Yu-BeYu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream soothes and moisturizes dry skin. This glycerin-based cream is enriched with vitamin E, vitamin B2, and camphor. It has a uniquely high glycerin content and absorbability achieved through a special manufacturing process which makes Yu-Be so effective. Use it to smooth rough, dry patches on hands, elbows, knees, and feet. It softens and reduces tough calluses, including hard, cracked heels, and helps heal and prevent split cuticles. It replenishes lost moisture from water damage or frequent hand washing, helps heal and minimize scarring from burns, and protects and moisturizes skin exposed to cold, wind, and water.

Glycerin, Water, Isopropyl Myristate, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Camphor, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Hydrogenated coco-glycerides, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, EDTA, Methylparaben.

The Yu-Be product line originates from a 1957 Japan pharmacy and is one of the top selling family skincare lines in Asia today.

The key ingredients in the Yu-Be Moisturizing Cream are all cantered around hydration: glycerin, camphor, Vitamin E and Vitamin B2. 
The glycerin is a natural humectant which means that it's purpose is to both attract and retain moisture. The Vitamins E and B2 have antioxidant properties that serve to protect the skin and smooth out the epidermal surface. 
The more "exotic" ingredient, camphor is said to soothe irritation, improve skin circulation and promote healthier skin appearance. The scent is prominent and I can see it being bothersome for the sensitive types but it does fade within a few minutes and doesn't linger for too long. 
This moisturizing balm has multiple uses and is recommended for dry patches, softening cuticles, foot care, wind-proofing and even diaper rash.

The texture of the Yu-Be Cream is definitively balm like and as such it can be on the greasy side but at least that can be a testament to its "hydrating" properties. The thickness is what troubled me because I found it hard to work with and it seemed to take a very long time to absorb.

It's absolutely not a bad product and I believe it does deliver on its promises for the most part. However for me the Yu-Be line is subpar when compared to some of the other multi-tasking balms I already know and love (Rodial, Elizabeth Arden etc). 
If you don't already own some of the other formulas I think the Yu-Be Moisturizing Cream is worth trying out and the price is fair ($20 for 1.25 oz) for the amount and longevity of the product itself.

You can get more info and purchase the Yu-Be products at Sephora and Amazon

I hope this was helpful!

Have you tried any Yu-Be products? What is your favourite multi-tasker? 



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  1. interesting! I suffer from dry skin, I might try this! Thank you for your wonderful comments on my blog :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing this post. As far as medical conditions go, dry skin isn't usually a big deal.When you choose moisturizing for dry skin choose it carefully and we should consider our skin sensitive as well.